Pangandaran Warnings and Dangers

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Most Recent Warnings and Dangers in Pangandaran

  • Want to sleep Saturday nights? Leave...

    by lmilich Written Oct 14, 2010

    Whether local or not, young testosterone-poisoned louts cruise the streets on their muffler-removed motorcycles the entire night. If you want to get any sleep, better bring a good pair of earplugs. Better yet, consider spending the night out of town.

    The police are obviously completely ineffectual. I'm told they fear confronting the louts, who are probably the sons of the ruling or business elites.

    But, you might wonder, why not simply install "polisi tidur" (speed bumps) in the roads instead? Just what does the entrance fee into Pangandaran go toward?

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    tsunami warning signboard

    by ukirsari Updated Aug 19, 2008

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    tsunami warning signboard (c) ukirsari

    tsunami hit pangandaran about 2 years ago and some people within areas still in recovery. i salute them for the positive minds and moving forward. and also pay respect towards lost souls in the tragedy.

    local government already put some signboard as early warning announcements. and you can read tsunami trails amongst road signs which will lead you to higher places and open fields if tsunami comes again.

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    TAWAR - Bargain

    by RoyJava Updated Apr 28, 2005
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    Indonesian currency is "Rupiah" (IDR). It is a national tradition to "tawar terus", keep on bargaining. This is even true when you wanna exchange your money for Rupiahs at a bank! Remind in shops to tawar, even with fixed prices you can have success. Donot overdo it and never loose your temper. People always do bargaining with a smile and, you may always walk away.

    And bargain for something (like making a trip) before the deal. Donot bargain afterwards, especially when taking a motorized prahu/motorboat (some prices are a rip-off!). And, remember ... once a bargain with street-sellers mostly you are to be stuck with it. Keep smiling dear ...

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    belgianchocolate's Warning Or Danger Tip

    by belgianchocolate Updated Mar 11, 2005

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    Javanse cutie


    Cute little monkeys?
    What did you say?

    Okay , these are javanese macaques.
    They are all over the nature reserve and
    absolutely beautiful to watch.

    From a distance!

    They are also quit brutal and used to people.
    The guides feed them and especially the
    sub-adult males will try to scare you.
    Show no fear. Don't challenge them.
    They can bite very nasty!

    And keep an eye on your stuff while you
    go swimming. (put one of those little
    chains to close your bag)

    I saw these guys take a muslim ladies scarf.
    But I also saw them swimming on the left side of the island. And that is one of my fondest memories. :-)

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    Becáks!

    by RoyJava Written Mar 8, 2005
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    When very crowded in a place (like market, squares, bus-stations) locals may assault you in a screaming horde. No need to be alarmed, but keep an eye on your gear. Local becak drivers do love foreigners and always try to grab your bags to put in their becaks (rickshaw). If you donot want a becak, calmy remove it from the becak and walk on ...

    Be aware some outrageous prices they may ask and in Pangandaran some becaks will go for less than the maximum (a few 1000 Rupiahs), that means they bring you to their choise of losmen so they get a commission ...

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    Watch Undercurrent

    by RoyJava Updated Aug 8, 2004

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    It does not need to repeat about the Indian Ocean with her dangerous riptides and fatal undercurrents >>>
    Watch the signs ....

    When getting around, another "undercurrent" can be annoying. Whenever a bus arrives in Pangandaran with foreigners on it, especially express minibuses, the local becak drivers assault the bus in a screaming horde, trying to grab your bags to put in their becaks. No need to be alarmed, but keep an eye on your gear ... and prostitutes talk their stuff while gliding by on becak. Shades of Kuta, Bali! Don't pay too much for anything ...

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    When the evening falls....

    by belgianchocolate Written Jun 4, 2004

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    Logical , it gets dark...
    In Pangandaran it gets really dark.
    There is almost no public lighting.

    If you've seen the state of the footway and the
    road during daylight , you know it can
    become verry tricky to get home safely.

    Advice - take a pocket-torch with you.
    Stay near Jalan Pangaran where the hotels and
    restaurants lighten the road a bit.

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